Current Location:
Shelf I2 (OS) -> Box 210
Location Notes:
IDC; Open Shelving; Section I; Shelf I2; Box 210

Aboriginal Art Collection ➔ Linga (Flat Lizard)

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.00100.1
Artist:
Wawarlya Burton
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
River Red Gum Root and Mulga Wood
Date:
circa 2000
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 25 in Width: 7 in Depth: 17 in
Description:
Snakelike creature carved out of gum tree root.
Historical Context:
The linga (flat or sand lizard) is a totemic creature connected to Uluru (Ayer's Rock), a mountain formation traditionally believed to be formed by 10 Dreamtime Spirit People. These animal carvings are traditionally created by women and are carved from sections of root from the river red gum and mulga wood. They often have stylized representations of local fauna and are typically decorated with Dreamtime motifs.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
wood